• Brunello di Montalcino
    D.O.C.G.

    Il Brunello è il principe dei vini di Montalcino.

    È prodotto esclusivamente con uve Sangiovese raccolte a mano e provenienti dai vigneti più vecchi dell'azienda.

    Dopo un'accurata fermentazione a temperatura controlata, il Brunello di Montalcino della Tenuta Il Poggione matura in botti di rovere francese.

    Successivamente il vino trascorre un periodo di affinamento in bottiglia, indispensabile per garantire quella piacevolezza e quella complessità che hanno reso il Brunello di Montalcino famoso in tutto il mondo.

    Denominazione

    Brunello di Montalcino

    Uvaggio

    100% Sangiovese

    Annata

    2015

    Alcol

    14,50%

    Vigneto

    Vigneti aziendali ad un'altitudine compresa tra i 150 e i 450 metri s.l.m.

    Tipo di impianto

    Doppio capovolto e cordone speronato.

    Raccolta

    A mano

    Vinificazione

    15/20 giorni  "a cappello sommerso" in vasche di acciaio inox con lieviti indigeni a temperatura controllata 25/28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica in acciaio.

    Affinamento

    Circa 30 mesi in grandi botti di rovere francese da 30 e 50 hl seguito da un lungo periodo di affinamento in bottiglia.

    Analisi organolettica

    Colore rosso rubino, al naso è molto intenso, persistente, con note di frutti rossi. In bocca è caldo, bilanciato, con tannini vellutati. Lunga la persistenza aromatica.

    Abbinamenti

    Carni rosse, cacciagione, formaggi stagionati.

      annata 2012

    01/03/2017

    95+

    Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

      annata 2011

    01/04/2016

    95/100

    Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. James Suckling – 93 Points A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011. Antonio Galloni - 94 Points A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

    Robert Parker

      annata 2011

    04/05/2016

    91/100

    A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. B.S.

      annata 2011

    06/05/2016

    96/100

    The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011.
    Best 2018-2032

      annata 2012

    15/12/2016

    93/100

    Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. 

      annata 2014

    20/02/2019

    94/100

    Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong.

     

      annata 2013

    96/100

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine.

      annata 2013

    95/100

    Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.

     

      annata 2013

    93/100

    This red strikes a nice balance between plum and cherry fruit and beefy tannins, featuring elements of leather, tobacco, earth and iron. Balanced and long, with a gripping finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

      annata 2013

    92/100

    A Brunello with tile and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A little tight now. Better in 2019.

    Il Brunello è il principe dei vini di Montalcino.

    È prodotto esclusivamente con uve Sangiovese raccolte a mano e provenienti dai vigneti più vecchi dell'azienda.

    Dopo un'accurata fermentazione a temperatura controlata, il Brunello di Montalcino della Tenuta Il Poggione matura in botti di rovere francese.

    Successivamente il vino trascorre un periodo di affinamento in bottiglia, indispensabile per garantire quella piacevolezza e quella complessità che hanno reso il Brunello di Montalcino famoso in tutto il mondo.

    Denominazione

    Brunello di Montalcino

    Uvaggio

    100% Sangiovese

    Annata

    2014

    Alcol

    14,50%

    Vigneto

    Vigneti aziendali ad un'altitudine compresa tra i 150 e i 450 metri s.l.m.

    Tipo di impianto

    Doppio capovolto e cordone speronato.

    Raccolta

    A mano

    Vinificazione

    15/20 giorni  "a cappello sommerso" in vasche di acciaio inox con lieviti indigeni a temperatura controllata 25/28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica in acciaio.

    Affinamento

    Circa 30 mesi in grandi botti di rovere francese da 30 e 50 hl seguito da un lungo periodo di affinamento in bottiglia.

    Analisi organolettica

    Colore rosso rubino, al naso è molto intenso, persistente, con note di frutti rossi. In bocca è caldo, bilanciato, con tannini vellutati. Lunga la persistenza aromatica.

    Abbinamenti

    Carni rosse, cacciagione, formaggi stagionati.

      annata 2012

    01/03/2017

    95+

    Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

      annata 2011

    01/04/2016

    95/100

    Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. James Suckling – 93 Points A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011. Antonio Galloni - 94 Points A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

    Robert Parker

      annata 2011

    04/05/2016

    91/100

    A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. B.S.

      annata 2011

    06/05/2016

    96/100

    The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011.
    Best 2018-2032

      annata 2012

    15/12/2016

    93/100

    Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. 

      annata 2014

    20/02/2019

    94/100

    Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong.

     

      annata 2013

    96/100

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine.

      annata 2013

    95/100

    Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.

     

      annata 2013

    93/100

    This red strikes a nice balance between plum and cherry fruit and beefy tannins, featuring elements of leather, tobacco, earth and iron. Balanced and long, with a gripping finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

      annata 2013

    92/100

    A Brunello with tile and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A little tight now. Better in 2019.

    Il Brunello è il principe dei vini di Montalcino.

    È prodotto esclusivamente con uve Sangiovese raccolte a mano e provenienti dai vigneti più vecchi dell'azienda.

    Dopo un'accurata fermentazione a temperatura controlata, il Brunello di Montalcino della Tenuta Il Poggione matura in botti di rovere francese.

    Successivamente il vino trascorre un periodo di affinamento in bottiglia, indispensabile per garantire quella piacevolezza e quella complessità che hanno reso il Brunello di Montalcino famoso in tutto il mondo.

    Denominazione

    Brunello di Montalcino

    Uvaggio

    100% Sangiovese

    Annata

    2013

     

    Alcol

    14,50%

    Vigneto

    Vigneti aziendali ad un'altitudine compresa tra i 150 e i 450 metri s.l.m.

    Tipo di impianto

    Doppio capovolto e cordone speronato.

    Raccolta

    A mano

    Vinificazione

    15/20 giorni  "a cappello sommerso" in vasche di acciaio inox con lieviti indigeni a temperatura controllata 25/28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica in acciaio.

    Affinamento

    Lungo affinamento in botti di rovere francese seguito da un lungo periodo di affinamento in bottiglia.

    Analisi organolettica

    Colore rosso rubino, al naso è molto intenso, persistente, con note di frutti rossi. In bocca è caldo, bilanciato, con tannini vellutati. Lunga la persistenza aromatica.

    Abbinamenti

    Carni rosse, cacciagione, formaggi stagionati.

      annata 2012

    01/03/2017

    95+

    Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

      annata 2011

    01/04/2016

    95/100

    Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. James Suckling – 93 Points A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011. Antonio Galloni - 94 Points A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

    Robert Parker

      annata 2011

    04/05/2016

    91/100

    A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. B.S.

      annata 2011

    06/05/2016

    96/100

    The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011.
    Best 2018-2032

      annata 2012

    15/12/2016

    93/100

    Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. 

      annata 2014

    20/02/2019

    94/100

    Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong.

     

      annata 2013

    96/100

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine.

      annata 2013

    95/100

    Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.

     

      annata 2013

    93/100

    This red strikes a nice balance between plum and cherry fruit and beefy tannins, featuring elements of leather, tobacco, earth and iron. Balanced and long, with a gripping finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

      annata 2013

    92/100

    A Brunello with tile and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A little tight now. Better in 2019.

    Il Brunello è il principe dei vini di Montalcino.

    È prodotto esclusivamente con uve Sangiovese raccolte a mano e provenienti dai vigneti più vecchi dell'azienda.

    Dopo un'accurata fermentazione a temperatura controlata, il Brunello di Montalcino della Tenuta Il Poggione matura in botti di rovere francese.

    Successivamente il vino trascorre un periodo di affinamento in bottiglia, indispensabile per garantire quella piacevolezza e quella complessità che hanno reso il Brunello di Montalcino famoso in tutto il mondo.

    Denominazione

    Brunello di Montalcino

    Uvaggio

    100% Sangiovese

    Annata

    2012

    Alcol

    14,50%

    Vigneto

    Vigneti aziendali ad un'altitudine compresa tra i 150 e i 450 metri s.l.m.

    Tipo di impianto

    Doppio capovolto e cordone speronato.

    Raccolta

    A mano

    Vinificazione

    15/20 giorni  "a cappello sommerso" in vasche di acciaio inox con lieviti indigeni a temperatura controllata 25/28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica in acciaio.

    Affinamento

    Lungo affinamento in botti di rovere francese seguito da un lungo periodo di affinamento in bottiglia.

    Analisi organolettica

    Colore rosso rubino, al naso è molto intenso, persistente, con note di frutti rossi. In bocca è caldo, bilanciato, con tannini vellutati. Lunga la persistenza aromatica.

    Abbinamenti

    Carni rosse, cacciagione, formaggi stagionati.

      annata 2012

    01/03/2017

    95+

    Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

      annata 2011

    01/04/2016

    95/100

    Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. James Suckling – 93 Points A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011. Antonio Galloni - 94 Points A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

    Robert Parker

      annata 2011

    04/05/2016

    91/100

    A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. B.S.

      annata 2011

    06/05/2016

    96/100

    The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011.
    Best 2018-2032

      annata 2012

    15/12/2016

    93/100

    Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. 

      annata 2014

    20/02/2019

    94/100

    Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong.

     

      annata 2013

    96/100

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine.

      annata 2013

    95/100

    Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.

     

      annata 2013

    93/100

    This red strikes a nice balance between plum and cherry fruit and beefy tannins, featuring elements of leather, tobacco, earth and iron. Balanced and long, with a gripping finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

      annata 2013

    92/100

    A Brunello with tile and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A little tight now. Better in 2019.

    Il Brunello è il principe dei vini di Montalcino.

    È prodotto esclusivamente con uve Sangiovese raccolte a mano e provenienti dai vigneti più vecchi dell'azienda.

    Dopo un'accurata fermentazione a temperatura controlata, il Brunello di Montalcino della Tenuta Il Poggione matura in botti di rovere francese.

    Successivamente il vino trascorre un periodo di affinamento in bottiglia, indispensabile per garantire quella piacevolezza e quella complessità che hanno reso il Brunello di Montalcino famoso in tutto il mondo.

    Denominazione

    Brunello di Montalcino

    Uvaggio

    100% Sangiovese

    Annata

    2011

    Alcol

    14,50%

    Vigneto

    Vigneti aziendali ad un'altitudine compresa tra i 150 e i 450 metri s.l.m.

    Tipo di impianto

    Doppio capovolto e cordone speronato.

    Raccolta

    A mano

    Vinificazione

    15/20 giorni  "a cappello sommerso" in vasche di acciaio inox con lieviti indigeni a temperatura controllata 25/28 °C. Fermentazione malolattica in acciaio.

    Affinamento

    Lungo affinamento in botti di rovere francese seguito da un lungo periodo di affinamento in bottiglia.

    Analisi organolettica

    Colore rosso rubino, al naso è molto intenso, persistente, con note di frutti rossi. In bocca è caldo, bilanciato, con tannini vellutati. Lunga la persistenza aromatica.

    Abbinamenti

    Carni rosse, cacciagione, formaggi stagionati.

      annata 2012

    01/03/2017

    95+

    Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

      annata 2011

    01/04/2016

    95/100

    Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. James Suckling – 93 Points A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011. Antonio Galloni - 94 Points A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

    Robert Parker

      annata 2011

    04/05/2016

    91/100

    A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. B.S.

      annata 2011

    06/05/2016

    96/100

    The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011.
    Best 2018-2032

      annata 2012

    15/12/2016

    93/100

    Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. 

      annata 2014

    20/02/2019

    94/100

    Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong.

     

      annata 2013

    96/100

    The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine.

      annata 2013

    95/100

    Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.

     

      annata 2013

    93/100

    This red strikes a nice balance between plum and cherry fruit and beefy tannins, featuring elements of leather, tobacco, earth and iron. Balanced and long, with a gripping finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

      annata 2013

    92/100

    A Brunello with tile and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A little tight now. Better in 2019.